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Remembering the Fire, which Paved the Way for Future Giant Leaps

27 January 2019 - 5:30am
On July 20, 1969, the world watched as Neil Armstrong took humankind’s first steps on the moon. This giant leap instantly became the defining moment in space history. There were now American footprints on the moon, fulfilling the late President John F. Kennedy’s promise to do so by the end of the decade. NASA’s accomplishment […]

Purdue University Press – 2018 in Review

21 December 2018 - 4:11pm
2018 was a great year at Purdue University Press, highlighted by a full slate of scholarly and trade books, as well as several journals that were released during our Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter seasons. In May of 2018 we welcomed Clarence Maybee as a new series editor for the Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks, and in November we welcomed […]

Q&A with author Jay Michaelson

27 November 2018 - 10:21am
To prepare for the release of the 36.3 issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies, Purdue University Press interviewed contributor Jay Michaelson about religion, writing, and more.  Michaelson is an affiliated assistant professor at Chicago Theological Seminary, where his work focuses on the intersection of queer studies and Jewish theology. His scholarly publications […]

Purdue Faculty Recognized for Contributions to Open Access Publishing

22 October 2018 - 12:01pm
Seven individuals from Purdue University are being recognized (Monday, Oct. 22) for their contributions to open access with the Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and the Office of the Provost. This week (Oct. 22-28) academic institutions and libraries across the globe are celebrating the benefits of Open Access for research and […]

Justin Race Named Director of Purdue University Press

17 October 2018 - 4:35pm
Justin Race has been named the director of the Purdue University Press, according to Interim Dean of Purdue University Libraries and Dean of the Purdue Honors College Rhonda Phillips. Race, who will begin his new role Monday, Nov. 12, is currently the director of the University of Nevada Press. During his tenure there, he doubled […]

Q&A with Author George Leopold, Biographer of Gus Grissom

14 September 2018 - 7:50am
A revised and expanded paperback edition of Calculated Risk: The Supersonic Life and Time of Gus Grissom by George Leopold will be released on September 15th. In preparation for the release, the press interviewed Leopold to find out more behind his inspiration in writing the book, some thoughts on the book’s subject, and more.   Q: What […]

Purdue University Press Announces 2018-19 Fall/Winter Books

12 September 2018 - 8:20am
Purdue University Press announces 12 new books for the Fall/Winter 2018-19 season. These new books, slated for publication from September 2018 through February 2019, feature works in the subject areas of flight and space, library and information sciences, business and leadership, veterinary studies, global languages and literature, literary criticism, Jewish studies, and European history. Part […]

Reading Around the Office for #ReadABookDay

6 September 2018 - 12:09pm
In celebration of #ReadABookDay, Purdue University Press asked around the office to see what our team have been reading. We hope you enjoy their responses, and that you’re inspired to let us know what what you’re reading, let us know on Twitter and Facebook! Liza Hagerman, Assistant Production Editor I’m currently reading A Little Life […]

Predatory Publishing and Purdue Faculty: What You Need to Know

31 August 2018 - 9:39am
The scholarly publishing landscape has changed more in the last 20 years than the last 300 years. Every year, we see the rise of new technologies and innovations in scholarly publishing, and in many ways, the rapid change has made it difficult for the remainder of the scholarly community to keep pace. Unfortunately, not all […]

A Tribute to Chana Bloch: Poet, Teacher, and Mother

8 August 2018 - 10:03am
This blog post is written by Jonathan Bloch, son of Chana Bloch. The 36.2 (Summer 2018) issue of Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies is a tribute issue for writer, poet, teacher, and mother: Chana Bloch (1940-2017). In the words of the special issue editors, Rachel Tzvia Back and Dara Barnat, “We gather together […]

Purdue Open Access Education Journal, IJPBL, Engages New Co-Editor

29 June 2018 - 10:06am
Purdue University Press is pleased to announce that the Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-based Learning (IJPBL) has engaged a new co-editor, Xun Ge, to serve the publication alongside journal co-editor Krista Glazewski, associate professor of instructional systems technology at Indiana University. IJPBL publishes relevant, interesting, and challenging articles of research, analysis, or promising practice related to […]

New Series Editor for Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks

14 May 2018 - 9:01am
Purdue University Press is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Clarence Maybee as series editor for Purdue Information Literacy Handbooks. The series, founded by Dr. Sharon Weiner, promotes evidence-based practice in teaching information literacy competencies through the lens of the different academic disciplines. The content of each volume includes the perspectives of disciplinary experts […]

Human-Animal Bond Series Editor Q&A for National Pet Week

10 May 2018 - 11:07am
In order to celebrate National Pet Week we reached out to the editors of our book series, New Directions in the Human-Animal Bond, to ask them a few short questions about the series and their own pets. Both series editors are at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University. Alan Beck, ScD is director of […]

Therapy Dogs in Education: The True Story of How an Eleven-Year-Old Girl Learned to Love Reading with the Help of Moose

30 April 2018 - 2:34pm
  You can find him at the Alamosa, Colorado library during story time; people always feel comfortable around him; he loves helping children become better readers…can you guess who he is? Moose, the reading therapy dog! Moose is a registered therapy dog who has been providing animal assisted interventions in his community since 2011. One […]

Combining the Worlds of Philosophy and Literature

30 March 2018 - 2:36pm
On March 15th the Purdue University Press released Of Levinas and Shakespeare: “To See Another Thus” edited by Moshe Gold and Sandor Goodhart with Kent Lehnhof. Scholars have used Levinas as a lens through which to view many authors and texts, fields of endeavor, and works of art. Yet no book-length work or dedicated volume […]

Shofar: A 35-Year Retrospective

15 December 2017 - 9:59pm
In 2018, the long respected publication Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies welcomes a new look, a new schedule, and new editors. Purdue University Press reflects upon and celebrates the past 35 successful volumes in preparation for the Association for Jewish Studies annual conference, where the future of Shofar will be unveiled in our […]

Oh Yes, “Rebuilt from Broken Glass” is a Story that, Sadly, We Need Today: Remembering the 79th Anniversary of Kristallnacht

9 November 2017 - 1:11pm
This blog post is written by Larry Hanover, co-author of Rebuilt from Broken Glass: A German Jewish Life Remade in America (Purdue University Press, July 2017). Seven years ago, when I proposed to Fred Behrend that we work together to tell the story of a life that changed forever on Kristallnacht – the Night of […]

Garimella Honored with Leadership in Open Access Award by Purdue Libraries, Office of Provost

26 October 2017 - 1:05pm
Suresh V. Garimella, Executive Vice President for Research and Partnerships and the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor in the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University, was honored with the 2017 Leadership in Open Access Award from Purdue University Libraries and the Office of the Provost Monday, Oct. 23. This week (Oct. […]

Purdue Libraries Celebrating Open Access Week (Oct. 23-29)

23 October 2017 - 2:28pm
This week is International Open Access Week, and Purdue University Libraries is joining libraries and other learning and educational institutions and organizations across the globe to celebrate the benefits of “opening up access to research and scholarship.” As part of the Open Access Week celebration, Purdue Libraries is hosting Brian Hole, CEO of Ubiquity Press, […]

Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, Vol. 7 (2017) Debuts This Week

5 September 2017 - 10:38am
The newest issue of the Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, Volume 7 (2017), debuts this week online and in print. This volume, like all previous volumes, is available online and open access. Below is a first-person account of an experience with undergraduate research and the subsequent publication process via JPUR with the student featured on […]